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Article ID: 696334

Inhaled Nitric Oxide May Reduce Kidney Complications from Heart Surgery Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Administration of nitric oxide gas during and for 24 hours following heart surgery decreased the risk of patients developing acute and chronic kidney problems, a randomized, controlled trial conducted in China found.

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Article ID: 696161

Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Low-Income Kidney Failure Patients Get on the Transplant Waitlist Before Starting Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to cover more low-income individuals, there was an increase in the number of Medicaid beneficiaries who were preemptively waitlisted to receive a kidney transplant. • Medicaid expansion was associated with greater gains racial and ethnic minorities in being listed pre-emptively on the transplant waitlist compared with whites.

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Article ID: 696160

Reduction in Protein in the Urine Is a Treatment Goal in Children with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The blood pressure–lowering medication ramipril reduced protein excretion—or proteinuria—in children with chronic kidney disease. • Greater reductions in proteinuria during the first months of treatment were linked with a lower risk of kidney disease progression.

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Article ID: 696248

500 HoLEP Procedures and Counting at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple

Baylor Scott and White Health

More than 500 men who suffered with problems urinating due to an enlarged prostate have undergone holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), a minimally invasive procedure, at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. This innovative urological procedure provides much-needed relief for men with a prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that can prevent the bladder from emptying properly and could lead to kidney damage or failure.

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Article ID: 696135

Diagnosing Diabetes From a Single Blood Sample

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Diagnosing type 2 diabetes in clinical practice may require only a single blood sample, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Article ID: 696151

Recent Clinical Trial Finds Tamsulosin Not Effective in Kidney Stone Passage

George Washington University

Research published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that tamsulosin does not significantly effect patient-reported passage or capture of kidney stones.

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Article ID: 695811

Study Uncovers New Information Concerning Childhood Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Researchers have identified genetic variants linked to an increased risk of developing nephrotic syndrome, a pediatric kidney disease. • The variants are found in genomic regions involved in regulation of the immune response.

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Article ID: 695919

Algorithm Predicts Dangerous Low Blood Pressure During Surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Scientists have developed an algorithm that predicts potentially dangerous low blood pressure, or hypotension, that can occur during surgery. The algorithm identifies hypotension 15 minutes before it occurs in 84 percent of cases, the researchers report in a new study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology.

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Article ID: 695432

In Kidney Disease Patients, Illicit Drug Use linked with Disease Progression and Early Death

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among individuals with chronic kidney disease, hard illicit drug use was associated with higher risks of kidney disease progression and early death. • Tobacco smoking was associated with a higher risk of early death. • Alcohol drinking was associated with a lower risk of early death.

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